12 March 2019
ZDF Queens coach Joel Sibanda is worried about Prisca Chinyama’s injury as they intensify preparations for the 2019 netball season starting later this month.
Chinyama, the centre-player suffered a knee injury last year and has been going through healing process since the end of last year’s season.
Sibanda is however, optimistic the player will be better when the season starts.
“Chinyama’s injury worries me but I’m happy she is now getting better as well as session with the other.
“She didn’t play at our recent friendly match but I hope soon she will be back to her fit.
“During training we record most of these injuries but I know the players will get better and stronger each day passing,” Sibanda said.
Recently the Army side played a friendly match against ZRP Team at Morris Depot.
“So far so good, we are moving on the right track and we have since started our friendly matches so as to measure our state of preparedness.
“I am expecting to have more friendlies before the start of the season.
“We want to take the netball league by storm this year. We have the players and we will deliver.
“With the financial motivation at stake, we are not going to let this slip out of our palms,” he said.
ZDF this year make a huge signing of former Harare City player, Mercy Mukwadi who will join the formidable force of goal shooters in the form of Caroline Matura and Rejoice Dengeleza amongst many others.
Asked on how he will be able to work on his selection, Sibanda said:
“Having an addition like that to the team strengthens the squad as players will be fighting for positions.
“Competition will be high and we will yield positive results.
“In terms of selection, I will not have a problem as whoever performs best during session will play the position.”
The Army side finished on position four last season and if their preparations is anything to go by the team will be a force to reckon with.